Mr. Gimont has served as HUD’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs since August 2016. In this role, he provides management direction and oversight for all aspects of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program including long-term disaster recovery, the HOME Investment Partnerships program, the National Housing Trust Fund as well as HUD’s environmental review responsibilities.
Mr. Gimont effectively represents HUD’s interests in these programs and initiatives to a range of internal and external stakeholders. As director of HUD’s Office of Block Grant Assistance from 2008-2016, he managed approximately $60 billion in Federal funding dedicated to assisting the nation’s communities in addressing development and disaster recovery needs. Most recently, he helped to secure $40 billion in CDBG disaster recovery funding in response to major disasters that occurred in 2017 through 2019 and is actively engaged in the Federal Government’s efforts to use these funds to promote long-term recovery from these events.
A career member of the Senior Executive Service since 2008, Mr. Gimont earned his BA and MPA degrees from George Washington University and holds a Master’s degree in real estate development from Johns Hopkins University. In December 2015, Mr. Gimont received a Presidential Rank Award in recognition of his accomplishments in managing HUD’s community development programs and achieving nationwide results.